Member of Parliament for Nkhata-Bay South Ken Zikhale Ng’oma says people of his area need quality health services and potable water if
development has to flourish in this part of the country.
Ng’oma was speaking in the constituency on Saturday when he handed over materials for construction projects that he is funding using personal resources.
“Good health services lays a good foundation for a progressing community. Water is life and it is imperative for people of this area to have these
ameneties,” said Ng’oma.
The legislator donated bags of cement, at Kande Health Centre where there is acute shortage of latrines that has made patients and surrounding
community resort to using nearby bushes that has led to infestation of waterborne diseases such as diarrhoea in the area.
Compelled by this healthy hazard the Parliamentarian has decided to build 8 toilets to support the community and the health center. He has since donated 10 bags of cement and other essential materials for construction.
Following this gesture Senior Chief Fukamapiri has commended Ng’oma for the donation.
The Chief said: “The health center didn’t have adequate toilets and this problem has been unresolved for quite a long time and we are glad now that our Member of Parliament, Zikhale Ng’oma has come to our rescue. I and people in this community are so grateful and commend the good work our legislator is doing in this area.”
He also said there is scarcity of potable water in the area.
“We are happy with this current leadership of State President Dr Lazarus Chakwera it’s inspiring people to adopt servant leadership.” He said.
Apart from donating the construction materials, Ng’oma commissioned a borehole drilling project at Tukombo. A total of eight boreholes will be drilled in the area since it is congested with fishermen and fish buyers from various districts.
Traditional Authority Zilakoma admitted that the need for good sanitation is indeed high as it impacts on the environment and water quality.
“When it rains, unmanaged waste goes into our wells this compromises the quality of water so boreholes are timely in this area. Let me also highlight that our Parliamentarian has also built an under-five clinic at Mughogho where he has supplied Iron sheets, cement bags , roofing nails, wire nails, paint and timber,” said Zilakoma.
Mughogho is a hilly area which is impassable by car. The farm households there depend on farming but are disconnected from the major market due to poor road infrastructure.